Well, the promised post about NIU Navs is still on the way. I promise. My computer is experiencing some techinical issues (i.e. nasty virus) and there isn’t a quick solution in site. In the meantime, let me just quickly post a few random recommendations on Ben’s virus-free computer.
1. This cookbook
I was born with an innate love of all things almond…the color, the smell, the taste. Love, love, love. As I perused this lovely cookbook I discovered the genetic link to this unusual passion. So many recipes in this Swedish Cakes and Cookies book call for almond paste. I knew my love of cardamom came from my Swedish side, but almond? I feel so authentic, and so, so Swedish!! I can not wait to try all these amazing almond paste recipes! We’re trying the Apple Wreath with dinner tonight instead though since I don’t currently own almond paste. I hope to remedy that as quickly as budgetly-possible. Does anyone know if it’s pricey or not? Anyway, the book has tons of great photos and hundreds and hundreds of carb-laden recipes. I found it at our local library. Maybe yours has it too?
2. This link
If you are inerested at all in adoption, read this – “Eight Similarities Between God’s Adoption of Us and Our Adoption of Children,” by John Piper. Adoption is on my heart in a big way. I’m not completely sure what that means for us. It may be something I champion personally via prayer and service, or perhaps God will give our entire family a heart for it too and we’ll actually participate in adoption. In the meantime, these thoughts have been encouraging and inspiring as I try and wrap my mind around what adoption is.
3. This blog.
Hoping to have the NIU pics up soon. Blessings to you!!